Dean's Lectures

The Dean Lectures take place annually in Research Week and serve to highlight the importance of teaching and research in the arts and humanities to the contemporary knowledge.


Professor Michael Cronin (Trinity College Dublin), "The Open Island? Ireland in the More-Than-Human World"


Professor Priyamvada Gopal (University of Cambridge), ‘Gandhiji, I have no country: Caste, Nation and the Question of Decolonisation’


Professor Chi-chi Nwanoku (Royal Academy of Music), 'Own it. If you’re not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem:'
Professor Michael Rothberg (UCLA), 'Debating the Holocaust: Multidirectional Memory and the Politics of Comparison in Contemporary Germany'


Laura Tunbridge (Oxford), ‘Beethoven in 2020 Vision’
Doireann Ní Ghríofa, ‘Chasing the Ghost in My Throat’
Kevin O’Rourke (NYU), ‘Brexit in Historical Perspective’


Ece Temelkuran, ‘The Joy of Dignity Against the Banality of Evil’


A.C. Grayling, ‘The Meaning of Brexit for the “Westminster Model” and the Future of Democracy’


Catriona Crowe, ‘Guilt, Shame, Acknowledgement and Redress: Some reflections on Ireland’s Institutional Treatment of Women and Children’


Sidonie Smith (Michigan), ‘Manifesto for the Humanities: A Twenty-First-Century Doctoral Education’


Jacqueline Rose (Birkbeck), ‘Bantu in the Bathroom: Sex and Race in the New Millennium’